Oliver Wyman adds two partners to London wing

06 November 2023 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Oliver Wyman has boosted the strength of its finance and risk practice with two key hires. Carlo Pellerani and Jon Harvey join as partners in the firm’s London office.

Elie Farah, head of financial services for Europe with Oliver Wyman, said, “Both Carlo’s and Jon’s integrated backgrounds and their deep expertise will be highly valuable for our European clients as they not only navigate the transforming role of treasuries, but also address the challenges linked to rising and increasingly sophisticated financial crime and the evolving regulatory landscape. We’ve very pleased to welcome them to the team.”

With offices in more than 70 cities across 30 countries, Oliver Wyman is a management consultancy which provides strategy, operations and risk management services to clients around the world. The firm has more than 6,000 professionals, and its London office is its largest presence in Europe.

Oliver Wyman adds two partners to London wing

Carlo Pellerani has joined the office to lead Oliver Wyman’s treasury team. The new partner will draw on over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, having held senior leadership roles across several banks and cultures. Before joining Oliver Wyman, he acted as Group Treasurer for HSBC and UBS, and Co-Global Head of Financial Planning and Strategy for Nomura.

The firm’s European financial wing has been booming since it won a major contract for the integration of UBS and Credit Suisse. Looking ahead, Pellerani will work with other top-tier financial institutions across markets and at the intersection of risk management and corporate and institutional banking to optimise their financial resources, transform their treasury capabilities, manage risks, and drive business growth.

Jon Harvey meanwhile joins Oliver Wyman to lead its anti-financial crime team. As head of the anti-financial crime (AFC) segment for Europe, Harvey will take a leading role on building the cross-continental practice. He will also work with clients across strategy, operations, risk management, and organisation transformation to support them in resolving and navigating their critical AFC, compliance and regulatory issues.

Harvey has over 25 years of international experience in risk, audit, and financial crime in financial services as a former banker and consultant. He previously held senior roles at Promontory Financial Group (an IBM company), Navigant (now Guidehouse) and EY. He is an industry expert in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing, sanctions, fraud risk management, anti-bribery and corruption, and cybercrime. 

Klaus Hölzer, head of finance and risk for Europe at Oliver Wyman, added, “Carlo’s and Jon’s arrivals fortify our commitment to providing first-rate advice in the critical areas of treasury management, anti-money laundering, sanctions and fraud risk management, and underscores our dedication to delivering excellence to our clients. We eagerly anticipate the positive impacts they will bring to our team and the valuable contributions they will make to our strategic initiatives in Finance and Risk.”